Confession

I am guilty of “dog earring” book pages. Hope this doesn’t take away my book lover status  .

What bad book habits are you guilty of?

Pinky Promise

Hola readers!

Currently have two reads right now: Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness and Eleanor and Grey by Brittainy Cherry…

Today’s post is about Eleanor and Grey. The two main characters have a pinky promise. You know an author was likely born in the 90s if they use “pinky promise” in the story. Pinky promises were serious growing up…Had a drop of nostalgia, thought I’d share.

When were you born? What are some of your favorite childhood habits, sayings, memories?

Links both books below…

Reading Vibes

Currently enjoying Shadow’s Kiss by T. M. Hart. Reading is better with music, my reading drug of choice? Olafur Arnalds. I love his melancholic but hopeful vibe.

Speaking of melancholic the main character, Violet, has a melancholy playlist. Who knew?!! I do too!!

What’s your favorite music to listen to while you read? Do you have a in the blues playlist like we do?

Random Findings

Currently reading The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen, and I’ve had the decent find of coconut cake and fried chicken being associated with funerals. You can’t be serious?! Coconut is my favorite!Guess it really is to die for! *dorky laugh*

In order to know what the heck I’m talking about… you’ll have to read….no spoilers here… Just a random find 😉

Everything, Everything

Spoiler Alert:

Everything is not as it seems

Like what I did there? 😉 Insider for those who have already read the book or it least flipped through it’s pages. Well written with a small twist. Unrealistic? Most likely. I am a cynic when it comes to love, so maybe I’m wrong. I’m also a sap: I like the chance to escape and think that love comes easy and trips to Hawaii by 18 year old runaways are possible. Very simple, quick read. I like the formatting of the book.  The layout reminded me of  Night Film by Marisha Pessl. As you may have seen me state before, I hate writing reviews. Mostly because I feel like I’m rambling when I write them. I’m sure I’ll find some creative way to dish them out. Just work with me in the meantime.

Books and Wine

My #squadgoals? Start a book club. Check! Add wine and snacks. Check! Our first book: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins.

My Summary: A brutal God and his 12 children who despise him.  The brutal God aka “father” goes missing.  Despite their despise, the children try to solve the mystery and gain power along the way.

Book groups opinion: Well, we spent most of the time with a question mark over our heads.  It is well written, grotesque, and completely mind-blogging. You are on the edge of your seat until the finish.

Themes

  • Humanity: And we always come back to the evil that has spread since Adam and Eve set foot on this planet. Are we selfish or compassionate? Do we act on our primal instincts or do we use our brains and our hearts to make decisions? Should a heart be important? What defines our humanity? How do we gain or lose it?
  • The heart coal (yep, you’ll have to read for more info) .
  • Power: Gods are involved, its expected. But what measure do we take to gain it? Where does our humanity help or hurt us?

Great book. Nice helping of blood and guts, which traumatized one of my friends.  I grew up reading Dean Koontz, who is not necessarily grotesque but more on the dark side of things. This book was totally my style….I guess I did pick the book 😉  But in all honestly I just found it as a suggestion from Amazon as a book club pick. Therefore not totally my fault.

Has anyone read this book? Thoughts? What do you desire in a book club?